Health and Wellness

Flu shots offered at every campus

This year, Madison College Nursing and EMS students are partnering with GHC and to administer flu shots at 9 campus locations. 

There is no charge for employees if the flu shot is billed to WPS, GHC or Medicare. Please bring your insurance card and the authorization/billing form. Other insurance companies cannot be billed. 

There is no charge for students taking credit courses with a valid OneCard. 

Flu clinic dates and locations: 

  • Oct. 10-11 – Truax Campus, cafeteria
    10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – South Campus
    9 -10 a.m.
  • Oct.17 – Downtown Campus
    11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
  • Oct. 17 – Commercial Avenue Campus
    2 - 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Reedsburg Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 18 – Portage Campus
    2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Oct. 25 – Watertown Campus
    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 – Fort Atkinson Campus
    2 - 4 p.m.

Published September 27, 2017. Updated October 9, 2017.

Participate in the Tour de Cure

The Tour de Cure is a family friendly event for people of every age and skill level, ranging from walks to a 100k bike ride. The proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association, the leading organization providing advocacy and funds for research and education. The event is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 16 at American Family Insurance Headquarters.

The minimum fundraising goal for each team member participant is $200. There is also a $35 registration fee.

Busy that day? Consider helping the college’s team reach its fund-raising goal of $5000.

Contact Denise Reimer at 608-234-4484 for more information or visit the team page to sign up or donate.


Published September 1, 2017.

Team Madison College runner discount is near closing

Madison College is forming a team for the Madison Mini-Marathon and 5K. The Madison Mini race will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning at the Memorial Union Terrace with a 5K (3.1 miles) and a half marathon distance (13.1 miles).

Register before July 20 to save 10 percent by using promo code "MATCMMM." After July 20, registration will be full price.

Contact Team Lead and Social Media Specialist Maureen Alley at ext. 3321 for more information.

Published July 17, 2017.

Trustyle Salon offers free men's haircuts

The Trustyle Salon, located on the first floor of the Truax Campus, is offering free men’s haircuts on Monday, July 17, at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Cosmetology students will work alongside their instructors during this time. Please be aware that there is a time commitment of two and a half hours per haircut.

If you are interested, please contact Hospitality instructor Jeff Patterson

Published July 10, 2017. Updated July 17, 2017.

Stress Reduction Workshop offered at Truax Campus

Students of the Therapeutic Massage program are hosting a Stress Reduction Workshop in the Atrium of the Health Education and Information Technology Building.

The workshop is Thursday, July 13, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and is open to staff, students and the public.

Stations will highlight various stress reduction techniques including:

  • Complimentary chair massage – first come-first serve with sign-up to begin at 3:20 p.m.
  • Comfort food alternatives
  • Luxuriate in your senses
  • Music and art
  • Laughter






Everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about stress reduction strategies and techniques from the Madison College Therapeutic Massage Students.

Published June 28, 2017.

Volunteer to get fit

Looking for someone to create a personalized fitness plan just for you?  Volunteer to become a simulation client for the spring '17 Personal Trainer Development course.  Each volunteer will be paired up with a student from the class.  At the conclusion of the semester your student will have created a program tailored to your goals!  To volunteer or ask questions, please contact Adrian Shepard, Recreation Management Program faculty, at (608) 616-3566.  This opportunity is on a first come, first served basis.


Published January 30, 2017.

Mindfulness class scheduled for Truax

Sign up for the Resiliency through Mindfulness class, occurring every Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m. This class will take place in the Truax Health Building beginning Feb. 1 and ending March 29 (the room number will be provided after registering).

Mindfulness can expand your practice exponentially through cultivating mindful presence, unconditional kindness, acceptance, patience and curiosity we can become more effective, resilient and effective professionals. These techniques are based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s research on decreasing physical and emotional chronic pain, as well as Kristin Neff’s research on Mindful Self-Compassion.

To register, please call (608) 258-2301 and choose option two. Please sign up at least one week prior to the first class. The cost of the class is $229.

If you have any questions, please contact Education Program Coordinator Amanda La Grew at (608) 243-4483.

Published January 9, 2017.

Participate in the Madison College Turkey Trot

Join the 31st Annual Madison College Turkey Trot 5K and 5M Run/Walk, and Kids Race on Sunday, Nov. 5, at Warner Park in Madison.

This event is a unique cross country style run/walk laid out over the terrain of Warner Park. Last year's event drew almost 400 participants.

In addition to the best technical race t-shirts in the area, the unique cross country style race and the top quality custom-made medals, we also have a fun 1/4 mile Turkey Trot Kids Race. Kids taking part in the race receive a free t-shirt, race bib and finisher's medal for just $12 (before Wednesday, October 18).

All proceeds from the event benefit Thursday's Child and the Madison College Foundation. Thursday's Child makes dreams come true for terminally ill children at no cost while the Madison College Foundation provides educational assistance to students. Both serve Dane County and the surrounding areas.

The race is also a proud member of the Madison Area Running Series.

For more information on the event and online registration, visit the website. To get a race t-shirt and a discount on your entry fee register before Wednesday, Oct. 18. Registration after Oct. 18 is also available, including race-day on-site registration starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Turkey Trot schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. - On-site registration
  • 9:30 a.m.- Kids Race (1/4 Mile)
  • 10 a.m. - 5 Kilometer (3.1 Miles)
  • 11 a.m. - 5 Mile
  • Walkers - 5K or 5 Mile - After 9 a.m.

Like us on Facebook to vote on this year's t-shirt color and to receive a promo code for a discount on your race registration

Published September 30, 2016. Updated October 11, 2017.

Simulation clients sought for Wellness course

Adrian Shepard, faculty member in the Recreation Management program, is seeking Madison College employees to serve as simulation clients for students in the Wellness Coaching and Promotion course this fall. 

Each volunteer will be paired up with one student from the course. The student will then serve as a wellness coach for the volunteer (simulation client) and practice the skills they have learned and are learning through the semester. 

There is no fee associated with this experience. However, volunteers must be willing to commit for the remainder of the semester, be available to serve as clients for the coaches and be motivated. This experience begins the week of October 10 and ends December 4. 

The first 24 people to respond will be matched up with a student. A waiting list will be created in the event that someone changes their mind.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Adrian Shepard at (608) 616-3566. 

Published September 30, 2016.

Register for yoga classes

A new session of yoga classes starts the week of October 26 in the Fitness Center at the Truax Campus.

Check out the new schedule and pricing options on the website; select the "Fitness" menu and click on "Class Schedule."


Published September 30, 2016.